Sign the petition to Congress: Pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

On March 24, 2022, CA Rep. Adam Schiff introduced an amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. This action comes 12 years after the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Elec­tion Commis­sion - a ruling that reversed century-old campaign finance restric­tions and empowered corpor­a­tions and PACs to spend unlim­ited funds to influence elec­tions.

The Court reasoned that unlimited corporate campaign expenditures would not pose a threat of corruption because it would be “independent.” As we approach the 2022 election, it has become overwhelmingly clear that voters are not getting adequate information about the sources of campaign spending in support of candidates. The Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United has created an increase in wealth inequality, where the wealthy have an unlimited influence over our democracy, making democratic participation for everyday Americans of less significant value.

SCOTUS’ decision on Citizens United also gave way to the creation of super PACs. Super PACs work to empower and conceal elite donors through the expansion of dark money groups. There has also been a massive increase in campaign spending by corporate entities and other groups - by nearly 900% from 2008-2016. And even though outside groups cannot legally coordinate campaign spending with candidates or parties, many still do as the FEC has been fruitless in cracking down on candidates and super PACs that work in conjunction.

The last decade has revealed the ever-lasting impact of the Citizens United decision on our democracy, elected officials, and critical policy issues. The Court's reasoning for the ruling was flawed, and Citizens United has all but certainly caused an increase in corruption and a danger to our democracy. It is time to put the power of elections back in the hands of the people.

Sign the petition to Congress: Pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Participating Organizations
End Citizens United
Action Can't Wait PAC
Bold Majority
Broward for Progress
California Clean Money Action Fund
Daily Kos
Fight for Reform
Future Coalition
Integrity First Voter Action Project
Let America Vote
March On
Rep. Raul Grijalva